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Newsagent in shock as Villicity Food and Wine, Shenley Road, is broken into again
A shopkeeper was left distraught after thieves tried to break into his newsagent, two days after it was ram-raided.
Detectives phoned Kantha Gopalasundaram, owner of Villicity Food and Wine, Shenley Road, at around 4am on Saturday morning to tell him about an attempted break-in.
Just two days earlier, at around 3am on Thursday morning, thieves hurled a car through the security gates, broke the fire door with a metal rod and ransacked the cash point.
Mr Gopalasundaram, who is 35, was in a state of shock at the “cruelty of it all”.
He added: “I just cannot get my head around the fact that it happened again, the more I think about it the more crazy it gets.
“I am obviously devastated. How dare they do this to me? What happened on Thursday was bad but it is always worse the second time around.
“I do not feel safe here anymore. It is beyond ridiculous. It ruined my weekend.”
The Northolt resident, who opened up shop last July, has been forced to buy metal bars to secure the fire doors, in a bid to scare any would-be thieves away.
He also plans on installing eight CCTV cameras around the shop which he will be able to view on his television at home.
He added: “It is sad it has come to this. I have not done a thing to deserve it all. I cannot believe my luck. What is the world coming to?”
The thieves fled the scene empty handed. Four men were later arrested in connection with Saturday’s attempted break in.
The 22-year-old, two 21-year-olds and one 16-year-old, all from London, have been released on bail until November 8.